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Science. CASTELLI. Della Misura delle Acque Correnti.

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Science. CASTELLI. Della Misura delle Acque Correnti.
 Hydraulics. CASTELLI, Benedetto. Della Misura delle Acque Correnti. Bologna, Per gli H.H. del Dozza, 1660

4to, mm. 220x160; Contemporary full vellum binding, title written on the back, green edges; pp. 20 nn., 184; Frontespiece with the coat of arms of Barberini family and the depiction of the Tevere river from Milvio bridge; many woodcuts within the text. Little restoration on the upper corner of the Frontispiece, slight brownings, good specimen.

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Third edition, the largest and most interesting of this fundamental Treatise of Benedetto Castelli, a hydraulic engineer, friend and disciple of Galileo, one of the founders of the modern science of hydraulics. The work deals with specific issues related to the running waters, such as determining the mathematical relationship between the section of a river and its speed, flooding rivers and streams, tributaries of the scope and methods for reducing or preventing floods. The text consists of two parts, the second, with its title, provides an exact formulation of the law of continuity of fluid motion. Of particular interest are the considerations around the Venice Lagoon, the Reclamation of the Pontine Marshes, the Consideration over the Reclamation of Bologna, Ferrara, and Romagna, where the author reports on the assignment of study commissioned by Urban VIII. Useful numerous woodcuts accompanying explanatory text. Riccardi, I/coll. 290-1: "Questa edizione č pių completa e pių pregiata delle altre"; Gamba, n. 1846. 
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